Rated 4 of 5

Rated 1 of 5

Peace and tranquility

Rated 4 of 5

Access to local places of interest

Rated 4 of 5

Beauty of surroundings and scenery

Rated 2 of 5

Ease of arrival/welcome

A tad disappointing

We have just returned from a few days at Sharnfold Farm. We chose this site as we prefer to have on site toilet facilities but also for its close location to Eastbourne. It was just our luck that the day before we arrived the heavens opened and stayed open for 2 days! We found the site and drove through the farm, as advised by the previous contributor. Luckily the one hard standing plot was available so we positioned ourselves, quickly hooked up and hunkered down waiting for the rain to stop. Our first impressions were ok, we had a look around the very busy farm shop and found it to be very expensive so didn't buy anything. Surprisingly we were not greeted or approached by the farmer for the entire duration of our stay, I guess he was busy? We found the toilets, which we knew were shared by the farm visitors, but were very disappointed that they were not cleaned until 5 days into our stay with toilet paper and paper towels strewn across the floor. They are vey old and grubby with black bowls and not pleasant. We have a motorhome and needed to top up with fresh water, we found a drinking water tap and started to fill up, only to be told by a fellow camper that the tap didn't work! The water tap in the main field was too far for our hose to reach as the ground was still too soft for us to venture on after the rain, but we eventually found a water supply next to the toilets. However, the principle disappointment was the continued and relentless noise of cars and motorbikes racing along the bypass, all day, everyday. It was unbearable at times. The noise ruined the peace and quite and although there was plenty of wildlife to see, the sound was drowned by the motorbikes engines screaming! I did try fishing (£7) but unfortunately the weather (and motorbikes) impacted my enjoyment and I only caught a few small roach. On a second attempt a couple of days later I was snapped by a leviathan of a barbel on two separate occasions! Overall, the site looked a bit tired, the signs for the animal farm were all torn and faded, the rubbish bins and chemical waste emptying point were very grubby, and the toilets need to be refurbished. We came away with the impression that the CL was the lowest priority of the owners business portfolio. This is also yet another site that is charging more than the advertised cost on the web site and book price at £16 a night.

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